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Ocasio-Cortez endorses Ilhan Omar, of “may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel” infamy (#MN05)

Ocasio-Cortez endorses Ilhan Omar, of “may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel” infamy (#MN05)

The far-left rallies around a proud Israel hater with a questionable past to replace Keith Ellison.

Minnesota State Representative Ilhan Omar is running in the Democratic Primary to replace Keith Ellison in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.

Ellison, as you will recall, is the former Nation of Islam activist who has a long history of promoting and associating with anti-Israel groups. Ellison embodied the Red-Green alliance, far-left and Islamist anti-Israel politics.

I summarized Ellison’s ‘Farrakhan problem’ in Keith Ellison’s Farrakhan addiction:

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is a darling of the progressive movement, which pushed hard for him to be Chair of the Democratic National Committee. But Ellison had to settle for Vice Chair.

An issue that has dogged Ellison his entire political career was his relationship to Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam for a decade or more ending in the late 1990s.

Ellison once wrote under the names Keith Hakim, Keith X Ellison and Keith Ellison-Muhammad, and supported and defended the Nation of Islam even as Farrakhan was excoriated in mainstream politics for his anti-Semitism and anti-white racism.

When Ellison ran for Congress in 2006, he disavowed Farrakhan, and downplayed his own role in the Nation of Islam. The Power Line Keith Ellison Archive is a must read. Keith Ellison for Dummies, in particular, has the timeline of Ellison’s career with documents, and his strategic 2006 apology to the Jewish community.

We covered Ellison’s prevarications on Farrakhan in numerous posts:

Ellison is not running for reelection to Congress. Instead, he is running in the Democratic primary for Minnesota Attorney General. Ellison as Attorney General of any state, or a prosecutor of any nature, is frightening given his past and recent history.

If you thought the Minnesota 5th District would return to a less radical congressional representative, you might be wrong. The leading Democrat in this safe Democrat District is Ilhan Omar.

As Scott Johnson wrote in June 2018, MN-05 is The Anti-Israel Seat:

Ellison’s June 5 announcement created an opening for Omar. Omar’s legislative district in Minneapolis sits squarely within the Fifth District. She quickly declared her intention to seek to succeed Ellison. Despite her lack of accomplishment, she won the party’s endorsement at the special DFL [the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, affiliated with the national Democratic party] Fifth District endorsing convention held on June 17. She’ll face four opponents in the August 14 primary to determine the party’s nominee, but by any reckoning she must be deemed the heavy favorite.

Omar has a certain star quality. An articulate and attractive woman, she came to the United States from Somalia by way of a Kenyan refugee camp at the age of 12. She’s nevertheless a self-described “intersectional feminist” who espouses the full Bernie Bro socialist catastrophe with slightly less charm than Hillary Clinton.

The Fifth District is made up of Minneapolis and inner-ring suburbs including St. Louis Park. With a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+26, it is one of the most heavily Democratic districts in the country. The DFL nominee will win the election this November.

Johnson, who is from Minnesota, has followed and documented Omar’s career (much as he did with Ellison), and wrote in September 2016, The Curious Case of Ilhan Omar:

In early August, 33-year-old Ilhan Omar became an overnight sensation in Minnesota politics. Her primary victory over 22-term incumbent Phyllis Kahn secured the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) endorsement of Omar’s candidacy to represent House District 60B in the state legislature. Minneapolis’s Star Tribune trumpeted Omar’s victory in a huge headline on its front page, proclaiming that the Somali immigrant’s victory had “made history.” The paper followed up with two more retrospective stories admiring Omar’s triumph.

Omar’s victory shouldn’t have come as a surprise. She campaigned hard in the district, which includes the heart of the Cedar Riverside area now known as Little Mogadishu. Omar’s third DFL primary opponent was Somali, as is her Republican challenger (who has since suspended his campaign). The Star Tribune nonetheless portrayed the win as a remarkable accomplishment, not only because Omar defeated Kahn, who is tied for the longest-serving legislator in state history, but also because of Omar’s background. She spent time in a Kenyan refugee camp before settling in the Twin Cities in the late 1990s.

As many candidates do, Omar has made her personal background an integral part of her campaign. But neither the candidate nor the reporters who covered her have shown much interest in exploring one aspect of her personal story that recently came to public attention: the fact that she is not legally married to the man she advertises as the husband and the father of her three children. In fact, she is legally married to another man—who may be her brother.

Omar’s 2016 response is archived here:

A number of baseless, absurd rumors that don’t bear repeating have been made recently about my personal life and family. Let me be clear: they are categorically false.

Now, the question that needs to be asked is, “Why are these absurd and hateful rumors being circulated?”

It matters that I am a woman. It matters that I am a Somali-American woman. It matters that I am a Muslim and immigrant woman. It matters that our campaign won the primary by creating a multi-cultural coalition between longtime residents, East Africans immigrants and students. This campaign has always been about bringing people together across lines of difference and that’s not going to change.

I know deeply that the people of District 60B oppose Donald Trump-style misogyny, racism, anti-immigration rhetoric and Islamophobic division. We stand together to build a more prosperous and equitable district and state.

Despite the best efforts of those who wish to divide us and stand in the way of progress, rest assured that petty rumors like these will not distract me from the important work that lies ahead for our communities.

The controvery continues, nonetheless, as discussed in a story on August 8, 2018, at PJ Media by David Steinberg, State Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Swore to Apparent Falsehoods in Court — While Divorcing Her Alleged Brother.

Her personal history, however, is not Omar’s most controversial history. She’s steeped in the same type of anti-Israel Islamist and leftist fanaticism that has taken hold in the Democratic Socialist wing of the Democratic Party.

In 2012, Omar tweeted:

“Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel”

More recently, on May 31, 2018, Omar tweeted a favorite (and false) leftist-Islamist claim that Israel is an “Apartheid” state, a claim that is used to delegitimize Israel:

Omar is a *worthy* successor to Ellison’s Farrakhan-driving hatred and lunatic left-wing politics.

So of course, Democratic Socialist star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed Omar, who is thrilled to have it:

Ocasio-Cortez appears never to have met an Israel-hater she didn’t like.


And she’s not alone. The progressive movement is backing Omar, including these organizations listed on Omar’s campaign website:

This is the direction the left-wing of the Democratic Party is moving.

The rest of the country, by contrast, as strongly supports Israel as ever before, Gallup: Americans’ support for Israel increases to historical high:

Make no mistake, however, that Omar will be a rising star in Democrat politics regardless of whether she wins the primary. Much like Ocasio-Cortez, she will be promoted by the entertainment industry and media. She appears in this Maroon 5 hit video:

The Democratic Party is sinking further into the abyss.


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Yet another cute NOBODY. Endorsed by a cute airhead nobody.

Seems like Ocasio’s endorsement has been the KISS OF DEATH lately.

Only in todays media driven narrative, can an endorsement from a former bartender, who won a primary in a Puerto Rican district, against an old white man – have ANY VALUE – much less be NATIONAL NEWSWORTHY.

Vacillating from sad to disgusted at the state of our nation.

    AOC’s on a streak. A losing streak on endorsements. Like this year’s Baltimore Orioles. On August 10, 2018 the BOs were just mathematically eliminated from winning their division. Meaning, even if the Orioles won every one of their remaining games, they still wouldn’t finished anywhere near any money.

    Arminius in reply to RSConsulting. | August 11, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    What’s cute about them? I know enough about Ilhan Omar from PowerLines reportage to know I despise her. And then Ocasio-Cortez opened her stupid mouth and what was left of her brains fell out.

    They may be telegenic, but there is nothing cute about rabid leftists. I see Josef Stalin, Fidel Castro, and She Guevara all wrapped up in one. Neither Joe or Fidel are my kind of cat.

    For one thing I find female abortion enthusiasts to be a complete turn-off. Then there are a million other leftist turn-offs. The ugly just keeps spilling out. There are millions of other women out there who don’t need their mouths duct-taped shut for me to find attractive so why bother.

    When I see these worthless broads in the media the same thought goes through my head that did back in the Obama era when Marie Harf would pop-up. Why is this chick not keeping track of the number of garments women are taking in to the changing rooms at a Nordstrom-Rack or seating people at an Applebee’s in Cleveland? Places I will never go and therefore would be blissfully unaware of their existence.

The Democrat Party has chosen – Jews are out, Muslims are IN.

Now it’s time for Jews in America to choose whether they support the destruction of their own people, since that is increasingly becoming leftist policy. (ie, refer back to Jeremy Corbin laying flowers on the terrorists grave)

    casualobserver in reply to Tom Servo. | August 11, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Many ethnic Jews (not practicing) buy into the left’s “everyone is racist and a skinhead over there” rhetoric. More religious Jews are likely starting to see how the left isn’t protecting their interests, especially the more orthodox.

    I don’t think you’ll see a large shift, but maybe a small one.

“The Democratic Party is sinking further into the abyss.”
If the Republican Party wasn’t so ‘republican’, it could speed up this sinking.

    Matt_SE in reply to Whitewall. | August 12, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Our party isn’t as stupid as people would like you to believe. It’s corrupt. We are being led by people who sneer at their own base and what it wants.

    If we get rid of enough of them to achieve a critical mass, you’ll see a sea change in their effectiveness overnight.

    For decades, what’s been lacking in Washington D.C. isn’t ability, but willingness. The borders aren’t secured because the GOPe doesn’t WANT them secured. Obamacare isn’t repealed because the GOPe doesn’t WANT it repealed. Etc.

    Republican voters need to wake up and throw the RINOs out of Congress.

casualobserver | August 11, 2018 at 1:23 pm

Pretty evident the district she wants to represent doesn’t include that part of Brooklyn where a lot of “them” live. I still wonder if the 14th – which is nearly half Hispanic – will see this as a positive. Many do not buy into anti-Semitic nonsense.

Colonel Travis | August 11, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Maybe She Guevara needs to be elected to Congress just once before crowning this buffoon Queen Of The Democratic Party?

It is not out of the realm of possibility that Joe Crowley, who is still on the ballot, could win that seat back. If that happens, it will be so damn hilarious.

In the top pic, is somebody standing behind Ilhan Omar or is that her conehead popping up out of her turban?

The resemblance is startling.

Twins separated at female genital mutilation?

Oops. I meant birth. Twins separated at birth?

For Dems what’snot to like?

Muslim – check
Feminist – check (what is a devout Muslim feminist?)
Black African – check
“Refugee” – check
Potentially illegally here – double check
“Anchor babies” – check (just in case)
Socialist/Communist – triple check
Photogenic – check
Hates Israel – Mega checks!!!

    Milhouse in reply to alaskabob. | August 12, 2018 at 5:56 am

    What does “potentially illegally here” mean?

      alaskabob in reply to Milhouse. | August 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      A story of gaining citizenship through marriage.. with her brother. As I said … “potentially”… are my other points ill taken?

        Milhouse in reply to alaskabob. | August 12, 2018 at 6:25 pm

        Huh? You have that exactly backwards. She didn’t gain citizenship through her brother, she seems to have “married” him so he could get a green card. She came here legally at the age of 13. I don’t know when she was naturalized, but I assume it was five years later.

Coattails of a midget are very short. Especially a malignant one.

But Keith Ellison is a proud Israel hater with a questionable past.

District has so many Somalis now that they don’t need to elect a Nation of Islam black, the young can elect the real thing.

Liberal Jews continue to line up to support and donate to the people who will cut them down, all the while being in possibly smug about it. TF is up with that?

The left has gone overboard with nominating vacuous/vitriol filled candidates based on identity politics.

Good luck with that.

Did anyone watch the Maroon 5 video? It has Gal Gadot, who fought for the Israeli army…and then there is Llham Omar who hates Israel. Not to mention Sarah Silverman…who knows where she stands. It’s a nice idea that women could all be friends and supportive of each other. But unfortunately, the huge fundamental differences make it impossible for anything more than dancing around in a video together.